Indian Renaissance: British Romantic Art And the Prospect of by Sanjeev Sanyal

By Sanjeev Sanyal

"Indian Renaissance: British Romantic paintings and the chance of India" is the 1st complete exam of British artists whose first-hand impressions and customers of the Indian subcontinent turned a stimulus for the Romantic stream in England; it's also a survey of the transformation of the photographs introduced domestic by means of those artists into the cultural imperatives of imperial, Victorian Britain. The publication proposes a moment - Indian - Renaissance for British (and ecu) artwork and tradition and an indisputable connection among English Romanticism and British Imperialism. Artists handled in-depth contain James Forbes, James Wales, Tilly Kettle, William Hodges, Johann Zoffany, Francesco Renaldi, Thomas and William Daniell, Robert domestic, Thomas Hickey, Arthur William Devis, R. H. Colebrooke, Alexander Allan, Henry Salt, James Baillie Fraser, Charles Gold, James Moffat, Charles D'Oyly, William Blake, J. M. W. Turner, and George Chinnery.

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The birth of Bangladesh was the most obvious result of the events of 1971 but the sequence of events had an equally large impact on the Indian psyche. Western support for Pakistan in the face of blatant political suppression and genocide disillusioned India and pushed it towards the USSR. The US Seventh Fleet had brought back memories of the fleets of the East India Company. It was a purely symbolic gesture since the United States was already bogged down in Vietnam but the Nixon’s response created a suspicion of the West that would remain engrained for a generation.

Indeed, many of the problems blamed on the Indira Gandhi era were visible from the very beginning. Take for instance the infamous Mundhra Scandal in 1957, just a year into the Second Five-Year Plan. 11 The issue was raised in Parliament by none other than Feroze Gandhi, the Prime Minister’s estranged son-in-law and Indira Gandhi’s husband. When the Finance Minister’s evasive replies did not satisfy anyone, the scandal forced the government to institute a number of independent enquiries headed by eminent judges.

Eventually, the knowledge accumulated by the voyages was forgotten and the country’s technological capabilities stagnated and then went into decline. By the 18th century, the country was clearly far behind Europe. Thus, it was a change in cultural attitudes towards innovation and the outside world that led to technological stagnation and eventually to economic and civilizational decline. Western Civilization too had gone through a similar cycle following the decline of the Roman Empire in the fifth century.

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